Guwahati: Assam’s Shiva Thapa has started his Commonwealth Games campaign in Birmingham with a victory in his first match defeating Pakistan’s Suleman Baloch.

Thapa defeated Pakistan’s Suleman Baloch 5-0 in the round.

The star boxer advanced to the pre-quarterfinals in his category with the victory.

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Shiva Thapa dominated Baloch from the start and won the match in a completely “one-sided manner”.

Former World Championship bronze medalist and five-time Asian Championship medalist Shiva Thapa is on the list of potential Commonwealth Games medalists.

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However, another Assamese player, Tania Chowdhury, who started her campaign today, lost her first match.

Tania, who represented India in the lawn bowl, lost 10-21 to Scotland’s Dee Hoggan.

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